Finance


College of Business and Economics

  • Chair: James P. Dow, Jr.
  • Department of Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance
  • Juniper Hall (JH) 3125
  • (818) 677-2459
  • www.csun.edu/finance

B.S., Finance

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Finance
Check course descriptions for prerequisite courses. Prerequisites must be completed prior to enrolling in the course.
1. Common Lower Division Business Core (27 units)

  • ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 230 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BLAW 280 Business Law I (3)
  • COMP 100 Computers: Their Impact and Use (3)
  • ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ENGL 205 Business Communication in its Rhetorical Contexts (3)
  • MATH 103* Mathematical Methods for Business (3)
  • SOM 120**Basic Business Statistics (3)

* MATH 103 or a higher level mathematics course must be completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.
** The 4-unit MATH 140 course also satisfies this requirement.
2. Common Upper Division Business Core (19 units)

  • BUS 302 Gateway Experience (3)
  • BUS 302L Gateway Experience Laboratory (1)
  • FIN 303 Financial Management (3)
  • MGT 360 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MKT 304 Marketing Management (3)
  • SOM 306 Operations Management (3)
  • BUS 497 Capstone (3)

3. Required Upper Division Courses Finance (6 units)

  • BLAW 308 Business Law II (3)

Communication Course, select 3 units from the following:

  • COMS 323 Group Communication (3)
  • COMS 443 Rhetoric in Business (3)
  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
  • ENGL 306 Report Writing (3)
  • ENGL 407 Composition and the Professions (3)
  • PHIL 305 Business Ethics and Public Policy (3)

In addition to the courses shown above, the student must complete an additional 18 units of required option specific courses.
4.Upper Division Required Courses (18 units)

  • FIN 352 Investments I (3)
  • FIN 355 Corporate Finance I (3)

Finance Electives: Select 12 units of Finance courses
(Does not include FIN 102 or 302)
May include 3 units from the following:

  • ACCT 440 Taxation of Business Entities (3)
  • ACCT 450 Advanced Financial Accounting (3)
  • BLAW 481 Real Estate Law (3)
  • ECON 310 Price Theory and Applications (3)
  • IS 312 Information Systems for Business (3)

General Education: 3 units of the mathematics requirement
satisfy the Basic Skills, Mathematics requirement. BLAW 280 satisfies 3 units of the Lifelong Learning requirement. ECON 160 and 161 satisfy 6 units of the Social Sciences requirement. COMP 100 satisfies one additional Unit.